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12 Bottles of Small-Production Burgundy for $275
And we’ll throw in the shipping
At Elden Selections, we don’t do ratings!
We believe that the only way you will ever know if you like a wine is to taste it. So here is a way to get to know Elden Selections. We propose a 12 bottle mixed case that represents our Burgundy palate.
Wines that become Elden Selections have been chosen because we like them. These are some of our favorites. Great Burgundy, but affordable. So that you can open them just to see if you like them too.
And if you like these, we guarantee that you will like any wine that you ever receive from us. Promise.
Here’s what you get:
Domaine Oudin Chablis 2014
Classic sweet river rock minerality and floral freshness, this is a meticulous perfectionists’ Chablis ‘tout-court’ (as the locals call the ‘village’ appellation). This wine is at its peak now and will remain there for another 3-4 years. A lovely introduction to the Domaine Oudin style.
Chateau de Chamilly Montagny 1er Cru ‘Les Jardins’ 2013
From the southern reaches of the Cote Chalonnaise, the wines of Montagny are among the best value in White Burgundy. With a unique and dusty minerality that many compare to a suave left-bank Chablis, the wines also profit from their southern position, so ripeness and maturity yield seductive and charming Chardonnay. This premier cru ‘Les Jardins’ is rich and grassy, with flinty minerality in the nose, and smoky minerality on the fruit. Lemon drop acidity and a touch of fat maturity are carried through the mid-palate onto a long mineral finish.
Domaine Germain Saint Romain 2014
With admirable yields (45hl/ha). This Saint Romain white is taken seriously right from the start. Add 30% new oak and 8-9 months of aging and batonnage, and you get a very classy Chardonnay with the unique and superbly subtle Saint Romain minerality, full, rich and dense, with elegant floral notes, good acidity in its youthful charm. We found this wine on a restaurant list in Santenay and were so impressed we went the next day to meet the producers. An excellent bottle.
Domaine Philippe Charmond Macon-Vergisson 2013
Vergisson gives its name to this lively Macon-Villages Chardonnay. Situated on the flanks of the the Roche de Vergission and with the rock at Solutre as a backdrop, this is one of the prettiest corners in the Maconnais. This is a charming wine, natural and fresh with the mineral persistence of a full-fledged Pouilly-Fuisse. It’s a weighty Chardonnay, with lemony and buttery notes, and hints of apricot and peach. Good acidity, with a driven edge and a long mineral finish.
Romuald Petit Saint Veran ‘Les Champs Ronds’ 2014
The single-vineyard ‘Champs Ronds’ comes from a soil made up entirely of fossilized shellfish, which gives this wine a particular minerality. In this sort of soil, Chardonnay gives powerful wines, with rich ripe fruits (thanks to the mild Maconnais climate). Hints of fleshy fruit, like peach overlay the smoky minerality. This is an opulent wine, sophisticated and suave, with complexity driven by the minerality.
Jean-Jacques Girard Bourgogne Rouge 2014
If Jean-Jacques Girard’s family has been making wine in this valley getting on for 500 years, you think it would be in their blood. May be, but one thing is certain, Jean-Jacques knows Savigny les Beaune: every angle, every rivulet, every cut in the rock, where the sun shines and where the dew settles. And so he makes several Savignys. A horizontal tasting in these cellars is a master class in the appellation. You know each wine is Savigny (including the generic Bourgogne), but each is clearly distinct. Burgundy can be sublime that way.
Domaine Pierre Thibert Bourgogne Rouge ‘Les Bouffales’ 2013
A single vineyard Bourgogne is often a thing of wonder, a reflection of the precise terroir of the village it comes from. And this ‘Bouffales’ shouts Nuit St. Georges. A superbly positioned parcel. Blackcurrant and pepper, supple in its attack, complete through the mid-palate with a finish on fruit. Great structure, a wine that drinks above its appellation.
Domaine William Nahan Chablis 2014
This Chablis ‘tout court’ (as the locals call ‘village’ AOC Chablis) is a model of purity. We look for sweet river rock, white flowers and a lemony acidity. My last tasting note for this one read: ‘Pale yellow gold. Floral and lemon notes on the nose. Fresh, fleshy and precise with good balance and length. Good long finish on fruit and mineral.
Domaine Thierry Mortet Bourgogne Rouge ‘Les Charmes de Daix’ 2013
Thierry Mortet produces about 6000 bottles a year of Bourgogne Rouge from six different parcels making up about 2.5 acres. This means there is great diversity in the strains of Pinot and the age of the vines, producing a wine with contour. Deep, dense and brilliant, its smoky spice opens to fresh black cherry sweet fruit with a charcoal edge. Delicious and luscious.
Domaine Regnaudot Maranges 1er Cru ‘Clos des Loyeres’ 2013
This much-awarded wine, from an appellation you have probably never heard of, is the standard-bearer for the Maranges. When we first arrived in Burgundy, neighboring Santenay was considered rustic and undrinkable. All that has changed. And now it’s the turn of Maranges to come into the fold. Producers like the Regnaudots have been making it happen for a decade now. This premier cru ‘Clos des Loyeres’ is black cherry in color and black cherry in flavor, which is considered typical of the vineyard. It’s a gutsy wine, full-bodied, round and balanced. There’s a touch of cocoa on that fruit that is persistent right through to the finish. A classy example of what Maranges can be. You have to try this.
Jean-Jacques Girard Bourgogne Rouge 2014
Jean-Jacques Girard’s family has been making wine in the Savigny-les Beaune valley for 500 years, so it’s not surprising to find that his regional appellation Bourgogne Rouge drinks like a little Savigny. Blackcurrant freshness, a touch of earth subsoil, a supple, easy structure and bull’s-eye line on through the whole from the attack to the finish.
Thierry Richoux Irancy 2011
The village of Irancy, one of the prettiest in all of Burgundy, is also famous for its black cherries. We’re not sure if it is subliminal, but this Irancy from Thierry Richoux always has a deep backdrop of black cherry. Floral and fine, it is a masterful wine from one of the great domains of Burgundy. Remember who told you that!